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Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
. felt really good in 2008, when we hired barack obama to lead this country. then there was this thing called the midterms in 2010, and then the recall elections in wisconsin followed. so you take your lumps. last night, i don't spike the football here in the studio. i don't have to. the country has the message. we have an opportunity to break the gridlock in washington. we have this small window of opportunity. it's all about attitudes right now. do we really want to do something for this economy or do we want to play political games and stop the 32 months of private sector job growth? americans have had enough of the bickering, and we will focus on this in the coming shows. and there's going to be a heck of a battle coming up in the lame duck session of the congress on exactly how we're going to solve this fiscal cliff that everybody's talking about. it's only a cliff if we want it to be. get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think. tonight's question, was president obama's re-election a victory for the middle class? text "a" for yes, text "b" for no to 622639. we'll brin
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
is complete. donations have come from all country without are pitching here in. >> president obama was able to helicopter over some of area to see how extensive the destruction was. people continue to roll up their sleeves and find all kinds of different ways to help those victims. these students at the middle school were already hard at , backpacks with toiletries, toys, school supplies, and more still suffering. it was the seventh grader that thed her principal how middle schoolers could help. her cousins fled from the storm. >> she was looking at pictures and started crying. i wanted to do whatever i could help. >> a national nonprofit based in whose founders started the .peration >> our son was watching the in he was really and wanted toad help. >> as these students were helping, president obama met first responders, families, and local officials. >> we are going to be here until rebuilding is complete. , anyonetionals stadium can drop off donations. people can bring their donations to national stadium to , alle to the team store as our lady of high school. they said they will donate th
Comedy Central
Nov 8, 2012 10:00am PST
, here is honestly how i felt-- i didn't know obama would win, romney would win, the country would survive either. what i was really concerned about last night was that if your prediction model had been wrong, that it would have been a defeat for arithmetic ( laughter ) and that they would have seized upon that to, like, i think then gravity would be up for grabs. >> sure. >> jon: is that how you viewed it, to some extent, dispassionately for math? >> it would have been bad, i think, because for some reason, 538 that came invested with this symbolic power and symbolic power isn't particularly rational, but it became a symbol for people who wh who were believing, let's look at the polls and do impeerical research. >> jon: you were the chick-fill-a-- >> when i went to the democratic convention in charlotte. there was a chick-fill-a -- >> stephen: it's so good. >> it's pretty good. i think you can sample in the other side of stuff, right, and try and come away more informed from it. but what was surprising to me is that before the election you had people who were not just predictin
FOX Business
Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
together to move this country forward. >> except president-elect obama did the same with republicans on the cain. >> a good conversation about how we can do some work together. fix up the country. >> within a year and have the president did not seem as conciliatory toward mccain and health care summit. >> let me just make this point, john. because we're not campaigning anymore. the election is over. >> the president has made clear mccain and his republican colleagues have simply moved too far to the right to work out any deals. the republican view is the president's idea of bipartisanship is to force them to accept sharp tax increases. there are also skeptical mr. obama is willing to step up with real spending cuts. >> i was interested in his remarks was night about saying that the best is yet to come. well, we would have liked to have seen some of that in the first four years. but maybe he really is serious this time. >> another major stumbling block may be the investigation over the terror attack in benghazi. mccain and republican lindsay gramm have been pressing for answers and ac
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Nov 7, 2012 10:00pm EST
for bpartisan work on this country's pending issues, including the fiscal cliff, the so-called defense sequustration and, of course, creating jobs. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> as president obama and his family returned from chicago after e jubilation of victory, his top allies immediately vowed, he will be willing to cooperate with republicans on the looming fiscal glove. >> nobody wants to see this fiscal cliff without the deal because the cuts are severe, and the tax increases are severe. so we have to find a path for. >> that follows a lofty promises that the president made it a celebration about how the best is yet to come. >> i amlooking forward to reaching out and workingwith leaders of both parts to meet the challenges e can only solve together, reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code,fixing our immigration distant. >> republicans say they have heard this before, actually, at the last victory party in chicago. >> while the democratic party has woa great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal t
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Nov 8, 2012 2:00am PST
. >> obama democrats and republicans vowing to work together for the good of our country. peter doocy has more. >> good morning, ainsley. since the balance of power did not shift as a result of tuesday's election with democrats still controlling the white house and the senate vice president joe biden thinks voters give politicians a clear mandate to deal with tax policy the way democrats want to do it. speaker of the house john boehner who will remain the most powerful in washington another two years think voters instead wants to compromise. >> the american people have spoken. they re-elected president obama and they again re-elected a public majority in the house of representatives. there's a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation. >> the democratic leader of the senate harry reid also expressed a desire to xroe mis-- compromi. now americans know they can't defeat obama now they need to put attention on meeting somewhere in the middle on important issues. >> this is a message american people sent from all over. that i
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
that will make you furious. >> this country was founded by latin people. >> obama is reelected. >> yes. >> how exeighted are you. >> i would have left the country if he wasn't. >> jesse watters pays a visit to some far left folks. >> i know i'm talking to the enemy right now. >> don't hate me. >> i don't. >> i thought liberals wanted to embrace the other side. >> i don't think that's true at all. >> bill: we will show you what happened in the latest edition of watters world. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the far left running wild. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. flush for president obama's victory last week. far left elements in america are pumping it up. today a number of leftists met with the president at the white house. they included a bunch of union leaders, guy from move on. and center for american progress people. you don't get more left wing than the crew that visited the white house this morning. the president, of course, thanking them for their loyalty du
Nov 14, 2012 12:00am PST
want to split off and form their own country following the re-election of president obama. coming up, i'll tell you why the democrats shouldn't mess with texas. >>> how do you think it got this tight? >> it's a changing country. the demographics are changing. it's not a traditional america anymore, and there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff. >> welcome back to "the ed show. the" republicans like bill o'reilly with whining about the death of what they call traditional america. o'reilly claims these are signs that america is falling apart. fewer people go to church regularly. more babies are born to unmarried minorities. women get abortions on demand and two states legalized recreational use for marijuana. o'reilly says americans voted for a man who won't be good for the country. he thinks voters just didn't understand the issues. >> secularism is an eroding traditional power. no question about it. the sps don't care did bakz. they don't want limitation on private behavior, no judgments. want to smoke drugs? fine. want to abort a fetus? we'll drive you to the clinic. want to ha
Nov 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
into the country. >> right. and there was a different feel between romney crowds and obama crowds. obama crowds were nervous. they had a pit in their stomach. they didn't know how it was going to turn out. >> i went up to the thing before the election. hard to believe it was this week. monday night in pennsylvania, there was bill clinton with a crowd of people your age. they were all in their early 20s, packed. 10,000 students. i said i haven't seen this enthusiasm. is that going across the country? >> after the debate, governor romney started getting -- not all of his crowds were huge. but he went to red rock in denver and it felt like people had come out to see a rock star. you had huge crowds. on tuesday on election day when governor romney touched down in pittsburgh, there was a huge crowd. it wasn't an event. it lined the upper deck of a parking garage overlooking where he landed. they were waiting for him and cheering for him. he was so touched he had found the love he had been searching for. >> what an amazing thing this election has been. thank you. >> when we return, let me finish with
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
important the storm was is that there were only two states in the country where obama actually increased his vote share from 2008. otherwise he went down, of course. and one was alaska because palin wasn't on the ticket and the other was new jersey where i performed two points better than he did in 2008. so obviously the impact of the storm was enormous. and in the exit polls, 15% of the voters said it was the number one factor, and 40-something percent said it was an important factor. the other one is more serious, which is the demographic changes in the country. i think i always said on your show, and maybe you also have that tape where i said that if the demographic turnout is the same as these pollsters are saying, of course obama is going to win. but then i said in the next sentence but it won't be because of the high unemployment, and disillusion meant with obama. but i was wrong. it was exactly the same and with young people even higher than it was in 2008. and this reflects a permanent demographic change in the united states. it is no longer a country run by white married men and mar
Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
battle over a looming fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending hikes that could tip the country into economic recession at the start of next year. "the new york times" reports that president obama is hoping to recruit corporate executives to accept higher taxes and assurances of democratic votes to reduce so-called entitlements. on saturday, president obama defended tax hikes for the wealthy. >> i am open to new ideas but i refuse to accept any approach that is not balanced. i cannot ask students or seniors or middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people making over $250,000 a year are not as to pay a dime more in taxes. >> house speaker john boehner argued against any tax rises -- tax hikes. >> instead of raising taxes on americans, let's begin to solve the problems. let's focus on tax reform, closing the loopholes and tax rates. instead of an arbitrary cuts that will endanger our defense, but consumers about entitling -- short of the entitlement programs. >> in haiti, turn to rains and floods have killed 11 people and left thousands homeless. just two week
Nov 9, 2012 7:00pm EST
for preserving freedom in this country. the people of south carolina rejected president obama's policies, and i intend to fight on their behalf. in other words, it's the civil war. i'm standing up for south carolina and obama may be interested in this thing called the union. i'm for south carolina. what an amazing -- loyalty to your state as opposed to your country. didn't we get past that? >> i don't think so. and this is the issue -- >> i'm standing up for south carolina. what does that mean? >> we went through this last summer, two summers ago, with the showdown over the debt ceiling. >> yeah. >> and at that point in time the president tried to reach a grand bargain. schumer is right, john boehner would have cut a deal, but he couldn't because at the end of the day had he done so, his own house republicans would have risen up in mutiny and he would have lost the speakership. the question now is whether he has some points of leverage against the tea party wing and whether mitch mcconnell and some of the more adult members of the republicans in the senate can put pressure on the house. if they
FOX Business
Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm EST
of us serving you, around the country, around the corner. us bank. gerri: justin, president barack obama will make his first post-election comments on the economy tomorrow specifically addressing keeping the economy growing and how to reduce the deficit. his lans for those two major issues. they will happen tomorrow. we will cover it live. all the details right here. well, i want to talk about something a little bit different. if you want to understand what happened tuesday in what president barack obama was reelected, i have some maps of want to show you. first, voters. red represents romney, blue represents the president. as you might expect, it is a big concentration of population. if you look along the coast here, the northeast, up in detroit your, the west coast, california, uc president's support. the red, of course, is romney support. take a look at the map of the unemployed. there are some similarities. lots of unemployed in mature areas and centers. california, concentrations of unemployed and also here on the east coast and down into florida. here is what is interesting. repub
Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
, that is a good sign. >> if you think obama is on the right track? >> yes. >> how to deal with a country so undivided. the wealth gap is clear. so is the ideological divide. the president has to work with a split congress. in the senate they strengthen the narrow majority. in the lower house, republicans still have solid control. spending is where the first battle looms. legally government spending could be cut automatically by six under $20 million. >> we are ready to be led, not as democrats or republicans, but as americans theory of we want you to leave, not as -- but as americans. we want you to lead as president of the united states of america. >> some will not back down. no deal, and the resulting debt crisis will stall economic recovery. >> it is no surprise he called for economic unity. trust in the government is at an all-time low. the political camps are digging their heels in like never before. this has to be the biggest challenge for barack obama. >> down the coast, the largest naval station. the commander in chief has more room to move on foreign policy, but the next few years
Nov 10, 2012 2:00am PST
in this country. the people of south carolina clearly rejected president obama's policies i understand intend to fight on their behalf. in other words, it's the civil war. i'm standing up for south carolina. and obama may be interested in this thing called the union. i'm for sc sc. what an amazing, loyalty for your are state, as opposed to your country. didn't we get past that at one point? >> i don't think so. >> i'm standing up for south carolina, what does that mean? >> we went through this last summer. two summers ago, with the showdown over the fiscal -- over the debt ceiling. >> yeah. >> and at that point in time, the president tried to reach bargain. surer is right, john boehner would have cut a deal. but he couldn't, because at the end of the day, had he done so, his own house republicans would have risen up in mutiny. and he would have lost the speakership. whether mitch mcconnell and more adult members of the members the of the senator can put pressure on the house. if they can't change these fundamental dynamics we're headed in the same direction. >> i think mitch mcconnell is the
Nov 12, 2012 4:55am EST
in 1922. >>> president obama paid tribute to the country's veterans at arlington national cemetery. the president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. in remarks afterwards he praised the sacrifice of american servicemen and women and their families. >> today, the proud nation expresses our gratitude but we do so mindful no ceremony or parade no hug or handshake is enough to truly honor the service. for that we must do more for that we must commit this day and every day to serving you as well as you served us. >> the president visited a section of the arlington national cemetery the burial ground for military personnel killed in a global war on terror since 2001. >>> investigators will be back in indianapolis in the neighborhood there to determine what caused a massive blast that leveled holes and killed two people. -- homes and killed two people. linda so joins us with the latest. are investigators any closer to finding out what caused this massive explosion. >> reporter: the congressman who represents the area says investigators have told him it was not a bomb or met
FOX Business
Nov 14, 2012 12:00am EST
on ahmadinejad as against, say, it is from obama and we're protecting our country from the threat. melissa: do you think this works and is compelling to people who have been banned from buying luxury goods from abroad like toilet paper? >> well, y know, i think economically it is not going to have that much of an impact on sort of the distribution of goods as we see. there are bypasses being done through india, through japan, through china and also russia. but i do think ultimately the economy is faltering internally because of the government is able to buy as you reported and broke the story through reuters a couple weeks ago here they were getting one to $3 billion of gold into iran helping them bolster their cash. but on the other hand, goods they're buying are still not keeping up. they have 30% reduction in oil imports or exports rather. they're really suffering on things bringing inand out of the count. meliss how are they doing that? >> they're doing it through, number one, bringing in bullion from turkey and dubai. that brings in cash they need without having to deal in rials. india, j
FOX News
Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
of the year could cause another recession in our country president obama plans to meet with congressional parties later this week to try to cut a deal. wendell goler is he at the white house for us. we are hearing the president plans to do something differently this time after talks fell apart last year instead of late nights in the can net room. he will will meet with civic leads on friday to try to get him on his side. he and house speaker john boehner were close to a deal last year and people chose his way last week tuesday weigh found out that the majority of people agree with my approach. democrats, independence and some republicans. now we need a majority in congress to listen. >> mitch mcconnell didn't give mr. obama a mandate. they just gave him more time' and speaker boehner still objects to higher tax rates, shepard. >> shepard: republicans here and there are changing their tunes on a lot of things. bill kristol the conservative commentator is one of them, he says raise taxes on the millionaires it won't kill us that shook the g.o.p. establishment. he supports the president's ow
Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
there. the popular vote across the country, obama leads by 2.8 million votes, 50% to 48%. chuck, this is something, i know you -- i don't know if you're billy bean or into the money ball stuff going on now, but i have nothing but absolute -- what is the word, praise for people like nate silver but more importantly the guys in plouffe and axelrod and messina. they seemed to have the numbers right and we were all the doubters. >> they had this secret government study that was available to the public called the census and they seemed to understand it a lot better than the folks in the other political party, on the republican side. when you look at what they did. you know, they knew this wasn't going to be easy. they knew there was going to be a fired up republican vote. they knew they were going to have some issues and sort of -- among some conservative white voters, among white men. they basically went about to try to not just recreate what they put together in 2008, but figure out how to maximize their vote in places where there was growth. demographically in their direction, par
Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
good things for this country and barack obama will have another four years to try to turn things around. >> van jones, i think the reason it struck a chord, i certainly felt genuinely moved by it, is you could certainly see the brutality of these campaigns, what it takes out of people. even barack obama, who has been president for four ice-cold years, suddenly got very emotional, sort of looking at people that were him 25 years ago, on the beginning of their political careers. perhaps one of them may be president one day. it was a pretty profound, in its own way, profound speech of just five minutes or so. >> yeah. well, you know, the ice man leaked. if you weren't moved by that, you have been in politics for too long. in some ways this whole campaign was sort of the return of the community organizer. that's really why the campaign triumphed is because it was a return to the grassroots finally and a reliance on the people and then a victory. people talk about the technology about it, the computers of it, but there's a man at the center of that, his name is barack obama, and he has his o
Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
to take over the country. >> also the president sensitive side. what drove mr. obama to tears in the just released video. >> then later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". spent nearly 40 years behind bars for double murder he insist he did not commit. today he was set free. amazing story of a decades long fight for justice. >> hang over star bradley cooper wearing the mantle of cooper wearing the mantle of sexiest man alive. on >> stay with us. 7 news at 1 >> stay with us. 7 news at 1 11:00 will b >> pay area residents say they are no longer part of this country and they have taken a blood oath joined a group that has formed its own government with own law and leaders. >> people with similar belief been linked to variety of crime including killing police officers. only the abc 7 news team was able to get that one of the meetings. >> dan is here with a look at what the republic for the united states is all about. >>reporter: so-called sovereign citizens movement has grown in recent years. but even the fbi doesn't know how many people are involved. some experts say t
Nov 9, 2012 12:00am PST
outside the law as they make plans to take over the country. >> also the president sensitive side. what drove mr. obama to tears in the just released video. >> then later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". spent nearly 40 years behind bars for double murder he insist he did not commit. today he was set free. amazing story of a decades long fight for justice. >> hang over star bradley cooper wearing the mantle of cooper wearing the mantle of sexiest man alive. on >> stay with us. 7 news at for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half!
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
. great toe sue. coming up next. the 50's call showdown is looming. why is president obama leaving the country in the face of this financial crisis? he is taking a plane out. we're going to take a look at that. former democrat turned conservative davis will enter the no spin zone. he has an interesting take on how the g.o.p. can bounce back from mitt romney's defeat. those reports coming up. [ male announcer ] or trail... polaris has what you want. legendary atvs led by the powerful sportsman 850 ho. value-minded side-by-sides featuring the new ranger 800 midsize. and full-size workhorses including the all-new, class-leading, 60-horsepower, ranger xp 900. polaris. hardest working, smoothest riding. get huge rebates on 2012's and low financing on all models during the polaris holiday sales event. stay top of mind with customers? from deals that bring them in with an offer... to social media promotions that turn fans into customers... to events that engage and create buzz... to e-mails that keep loyal customers coming back, our easy-to-use tools will keep you in front
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Nov 10, 2012 4:00am EST
. the 50's call showdown is looming. why is president obama leaving the country in the face of this financial crisis? he is taking a plane out. we're going to take a look at that. former democrat turned conservative davis will enter the no spin zone. he has an interesting take on how the g.o.p. can bounce back from mitt romney's defeat. those reports coming up. >> laura: in the impact segment tonight, in his first address citizens election day, president obama tried to calm concerns about the looming fiscal cliff. >> i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but, i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> laura: i will interpret that for you, we are going to raise taxes. will the president deliver on this compromise? it's worth noting he did not allow questions from the media today despite it being common practice for presidents to do so in their first post election appearances. the w
Nov 12, 2012 4:30am EST
and nearly two weeks after the storm. >>> president obama also paid tribute to men and women who served our country. the president and first lady spent the morning at arlington national cemetery. he laid a wreath on the tomb of the enknown soldier. president o-- unknown soldier. he praise consider -- president obama praised military personnel and their family for sacrifices and say armed forces deserve more than a single day of commemoration. most of us know somebody who served in the armed forces so abc2 news is saluting veterans and we want to know who you are honoring. >> head to aby -- abc2 now and let us know how you plan to commemorate the day. >>> other top stories on this monday. a late night shooting a at taco bell in columbia during the weekend and still no arrest. the manager who is not been named yet remains in critical condition. howard county police say two men in the parking lot came up to him and started shooting. he was able to make it into the restaurant where two employees called 911. the taco bell was opened sunday evening but customers were learning what
Nov 7, 2012 10:00pm PST
voted for. but they didn't vote just for president obama. look at these progressive victories all across the country. i've been telling you all throughout, by the way that this country is fundmently progressive. i always back it up with numbers. for example on abortion, 77% of americans according to a gallup poll say that they want abortion to be legal. well, that means that 77% of the country is pro-choice. that's an overwhelming majority on our side. all those anti-choice people, richard mourdock todd akin, they all lost, and they helped romney to lose. that's the american people sending a clear message. we don't want that. we want the opposite. we want progressives. what about climate change, yale university poll, 74% of americans believe it is affecting the weather in the united states right now. the country is fundamentally progressive. how about during this election. they did an exit poll and they asked about raising taxes. raising taxes, we are told no way americans don't want to raise taxes. wrong again bob 60% of americans say raise taxes already. how about pot. you crazy that
FOX Business
Nov 9, 2012 10:00pm EST
is certainly not the new beginning president obama had once envisioned. with the country set to hit the so-called fiscal cliff at year's end president obama and congress are emingly committed to repeating their rhetoric and, perhaps, their mistakes as they ostensibly work toward avoiding the calamity of going over that fiscal clef. house speaker this morning made it clear. he thinks this is the president's moment, and he called upon the president to lead, and he called on the president to find middle ground between a bitterly divided republican house and democratically controlled senate now, this is an opportunity for the president to lead. >> this is his moment to engage the congressand work toward a solution that can pass both chambers. and earlier this week the president and i had a short conversation. it was cordial. i think we both uderstand that trying to find a way to avert the fiscal cliff is important for our country. lou: the speaker also noted that when he came to agreements with the president in the past that he has had no problem, as he put it, getting legislation passed in th
Nov 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
served this country of ours with distinction. >> ama: the president and mrs. obama hosted a white house breakfast with veterans and visited section 60 of arlington cemetery, the burial ground for military personnel killed in the global war or terror. >> a senior u.s. military official says the author who had an affair with david petraeus sent a harassing female. peat trace quit his post went it was revealed he had an extramarital affair. details are becoming clearer tonight. here's a report. reporter: as a nation's top spy master, david petraeus must have known something about clandestine operations. why couldn't he keep his secret affair with his biographer, paula broad we were, undercover. it turned out their romance unrastled when a woman in florida received a strange and harassing e-mail from the author. kelly notified the fbi, began an information, worried the cia director's e-mail account had been compromised. what the bureau found was not compromised security but two people in a compromising position. described as, quote, human drama, including intimate exchanges between broad we
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm EST
something more sinister? joining us, president obama to meet with some of the countries most respected ceos, can they convince him to take a path to prosperity? george gilder joins us next. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to be the best. and at this special te of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event andet the mercedes-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer lease a 13 glk350 for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. lou: president obama meeting with heads of the labor union today who say the president is committed to higher taxes on top earners saying the rich don't pay their share. tomorrow a group of ceos will meet with the president, some of them also members of the campaign to fix the debt movement pushing for a long-term plan to fix our debt and deficit. joining me now in th on the cous most thoughtful, political economic thinkers, george gilder, also the author of the "israel test," just released today. >> i it is great to be here. lou: let's start some
Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm EST
candidates, barack obama was the guy for the country. >> reporter: the bailout and jobs saved was a constant theme. something the president repeated every time he was in the state. >> governor romney said we should let detroit go bankrupt. i refused to turn my back on communities like this one. >> reporter: the message came through lloyd and clear on ohio's assembly lines. at freeway lanes next to the plant in cleveland, current and retired auto workers say there was never any doubt who they would vote for. >> the message is clear, he saved our jobs, let's save his job in november. >> i do believe the auto workers saved his job. >> reporter: they never forget or forgave romney for saying the industry should be written off. >> he said let them go bankrupt. >> reporter: so just how important was the bailout to the election outcome? ohio political science expert says simply. >> i think this made all the difference between a win by president obama versus what could have been a win by governor romney. >> reporter: in the car business and the election business, it's all about the numbers. and for
Nov 12, 2012 10:00am EST
in this country which agrees with that. that's why i'm very happy to see president obama suggesting he's going to get out of capitol hill. he's going to go on the road and explain that issue to the american people. i hope millions of folks all over this country from blue states, from red states, start calling up capitol hill, their congressmen, their senators and say the wealthiest people in this country have to start paying their fair share of taxes. >> senator, good to see you, as always. thank you so much. happy veterans day. >> you, too. >> jackie, speaking of revenue or tax, let me play for you what bill crystal said yesterday. >> it won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires. it really won't, i don't think. i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000. maki after of the republicans voted democrat and half of them live in hollywood. >> are you taking that as an indication that the republicans might blink on this? >> i don't think so. i think there might be a deal worked out at the end. but there are two
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00am PST
at that judgment, in a thousand years. but we are a self-governing country and the voice and the will of the people were heard and felt last night. america wanted barack obama for four more years. and now we have him. by the way, good luck with that. now, obama armed with hundreds of millions of dollars, systematically portrayed mitt romney as a tax cheat, a felon, a liar, a mortal threat to women. it was wall-to-wall ugly from the very beginning to the end. in the end, obama may have delivered a more crippling blow against romney than we could ever imagine. last august, politico reported a story saying that the white house's goal was to kill mitt romney. looks like they did a good job of that. one tragedy of this election is that obama's dirty tactics have been vindicated. we are going to see this kind of tactics, replicated for many years to come, thanks to barack obama. politics is now dirtier than it was and tell get worse with others trying to perfect this politics of personal destruction. now, obviously, we all wish the election had come out the other way. at least i do on this program. and t
Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
are looking for and obama-care, this country would be fiscally in a better condition down the line. finally, the supreme court appointees. the most important thing that democrats and president obama can do is to realize that within a few years there will probably be some folks that will retire, and a legacy that will live on will be those appointees. host: i will have to leave it there. let me divide that. gail russell chaddock, the first three of the gop side, where he says they need to unite, the social issues are ones favored by americans, which is interesting given the ballot initiatives were four states voted in support of gay marriage, and the third was you have to do away with a pledge from grover norquist. guest: there are strong convictions for this party, and for tea party members, they're looking back at a golden age, and they see deed still here as a vindication -- and they see as still being here as vindication. on social issues, there will be a fight over social issues, but it will be any different set. if you had said to anyone in washington that in 2012 a big issue would be
Nov 9, 2012 3:00am PST
in 2009 by president barack obama. he has over see the disbursement throughout the country through the american reinvestment act and has done so meeting every milestone established by that act. getting money into hands of transit operators whose budgets were severely strained by the worse economic downturn since our great depression. please welcome fta administrator peter rogof. [applause] >> well thank you mayor lee and let me just say as the federal transit administrator it's great to be in a federal transit city. as many people know a rail connection was promised to the people of union square and chinatown going on two decades. they made that promise because this quarter is the most densely populated quarter in the entire western united states that doesn't have an adequate rail connection and that promise was made because we have the opportunity here to cut the commute for tens of thousands of people everyday in half by this investment. the vast majority of the people don't own a car. they depend on transit. well today through president obama's leadership, secretary lahood le
FOX Business
Nov 14, 2012 10:00pm EST
. ♪ lou: president obama today meeting with some of the country's top business leaders. will a second terbe more friendly to corporate america? carl's jr. and hardee's ceo giving us his perspective here in just a moment. in the moneyline tonight, president obama made it clear that the fiscal cliff could be avoided if he gets more taxpayer money. and investors choking on the president's words. investors reacting to that declaration by accelerating a sell-off in stocks as the president's talked. by the close the dollar plunged 185 points. s&p had lost 19, nasdaq down 37. in active trading, volume off to 4 billion shares today. of the past six trading sessions since the president won reelection. the dow has fallen 6705. it lost 5%. that is as steep sell-off cents a year ago. the dow is nowown more than 1,000 points from its high of the year said back on october 5th. a correction under way. makes news on the ecnomy today. inflation at the wholesale level dropping back at t unexpected two tenths of a percent. not so welcomed the decline in retail sales. wall street analysts saying the drop
Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
on strengthening defense ties and fighting cyber threats from other countries, including china. president obama travels to asia later this week for historic visits to myanmar and cambodia. >>> former vice presidential candidate paul ryan has confirmed reports that election night results took the romney camp completely by surprise. ryan told our milwaukee station that the campaign was well-run. but in the end, it was not enough. he says reality finally sank in when they lost ohio. >> the polling we had, the numbers we were looking at, looked like we stood a pretty good chance of winning. so, when the numbers came in, you know, going the other direction, and we saw the kind of turnout that was occurring in urban areas, which were really fairly unprecedented, it did come as a bit of a shock. >> when asked about a potential future run for the white house, ryan said it was the last thing on his mind right now. he's looking forward to sleeping, probably. >>> time, now, for this morning's weather from across the nation. it's going to be a wet day from northern california to seattle. up to half a foot
Nov 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
. the white house said mr. obama plans to meet burma's's president end opposition leader aung san suu kyi during his visit. it is the first time a -- american president plans to visit the country. and the bishop of shahram, just as well because my is said to be named to the next archbishop of canterbury. an announcement is expected by the british government on friday. the man who shot former congressman gabrielle giffords has been jailed for life. jared loughner shot her in head and killed six others. the jiabao came face to face for the first time today in a courtroom in arizona. -- the two came face-to-face for the first time today in the courtroom in arizona. "i will live and die in syria" was the defiant message from syrian president assad in an interview. this comes as a reaction after he was offered safe passage as a guarantee to end the civil war. the bbc's diplomatic correspondent, james robbins, has the story. >> the syrian opposition groups have been under intense pressure to unify under a common leadership, meeting in doha. the rival groups have been urged by the arab league to
FOX News
Nov 8, 2012 10:00am PST
it was mitt romney or barack obama that the country recognized that the voters had spoken and that they had given a mandate to whoever was going to get elected, whether it was obama or romney. it happened to be obama. he's the first person since ronald reagan to get a majority of the popular vote twice. nobody's done that since ronald reagan. i don't see how you can say he doesn't have a mandate after he won 313 electoral college votes, florida still outstanding. republicans don't realize that the past four years of tearing this president could be and obstruct -- down and obstructing an agenda, they don't realize that the american people have sent a message to them that this' not something that's acceptable, they're going to continue to lose elections. megyn: let me ask you if that's right, michael. it's only been two years of republican obstructionism because the democrats and barack obama controlled all three, you know, the house, the senate and the white house for the first term. >> megyn, please, don't confuse us with facts at this point. come on, after this campaign? here's what we've
Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
. and the most important thing -- well, obama is getting ready to take off and run to all these countries giving his nation-building speeches and giving his family a vacation and all this and that, but there's only one nation that we should be nation-building with, and that's israel. because israel -- israel is -- that's god's chosen land. the jews are god's chosen people. host: ok, connie, let's give fred barnes a chance to comment. guest: well, i mean that was an issue between romney who was much more pro israel though publicly in particular. we'll see how that turns out. i personally don't begrudge him a vacation after the campaign, like to take one myself. but there was another part -- oh, yeah. what she said in the beginning about the republican party. is it really in deep trouble? i don't think so. obviously hispanics are a problem. younger senators and governors, they have 30 governors who are extremely important, 30 out of 50. like bob mcdonald in virginia and bobby jindal and scott walker in wisconsin and so on. republicans actually -- romney actually won i believe the middle class. if
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
pressure from inside his own country and stuck with obama on the 2014 time line to get troops out of afghanistan. the two countries have weathered the financial crisis by maintaining $180 billion trade relationship under cameron's watch, britain took a lead role in taking down moammar ga dadfy and remained in lock step in sir you and iran. after tuesday's results came from prime minister cameron had only good things to say about the man he has been working with, another les until his own re-election bid in 2015. >> what i'd like to congratulate barack obama on his re-election. i've really enjoyed working with him over these last few years. i look forward to working with him again over the next four years. >> the prime minister made a point to call president obama to congratulate him thursday. even tweetding out photos of him on the phone about it. according to cameron's spokesman, the two talked about five minutes and promised a longer discussion on a range of issues. joining me now is the british ambassador to the united states, sir peter. nice to meet you finally. you've been he
Nov 8, 2012 2:35am EST
night. the country overwhelmingly elected barack obama back to office. more democrats in the senate and the house. on the other side. popular vote very close. obama, up by 3 million votes. very close race. that was a message, not a mandate. so there is a middle ground that you hope they both seek out. because the electorate did send dual messages last night. >> one headline, the divided states of america. it is a little divided. we need some healing, neosporin and a band-aid. >>> yeah. asian stocks tumbled overnight after a steep drop on wall street. global investors are nervous about new forecasts that show slow slow economic growth in europe well into next year. back at home, the concerns about the fiscal cliff. mark explained itch a deal is not reached by january 1, tax increases and government spending cuts of $800 billion automatically take effect. that isser to number one for capitol hill. >>> yes, former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, coming face to face today with the man who almost took her life. abc news has learn that gifford and her husband, astronaut mark kelly, wil
Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
are united in leading the country longterm. >>> president obama defending his ambassador on the comments she made about benghazi. >> the first news conference since being re-elected, president obama touched on the fiscal cliff and global warming and petraeus scandal. john mccain and lindsay graham accused rice of misleading the american people about the u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed four american diplomats and demanding a watergate style hearing. they said they would block rice's nomination if promoted to a cabinet position. president obama not only gave her the highest praise but came to her defense. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she received and the besmirch her reputation, outrage out. >> mr. graham said, mr. president, don't think for one minute i don't hold you ultimately responsible for ben gazdy. i think you failed as the president before and after the attack. president
Nov 14, 2012 11:35pm PST
mystery agent who helped ignite the cia sex scandal is revealed, as president obama speaks out for the first time on the investigation that's ensnared two of his most powerful commanders. >>> and, deadly behavior. it's the most dangerous and widespread eating disorder in the country. and most people have never heard of it. in fact the secret lives of millions of american women battling every bite. >> last time i ate pizza, i had a panic attack. >>> plus, finding bigfoot. meet the rag tag team of researchers trekking across the globe on the hunt for a legendary beast. >> announcer: from the blglobal resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 14th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, the latest turn in the cia sex scandal, as we learn the identity of the fbi agent who sparked the investigation that brought down one of the nation's most powerful leaders, and is now implicated another. president obama himself spoke out today for the first time since the scandal broke, and my co-anchor ter
Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm EST
time sin the scandal broke, president obama weighed in on general david petraeus. >> he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. >> reporter: one lingering question has been whether nag that you will security was threatened much the army has now suspended paula broadwell's security clearance. she is david petraeus' biographer with whom he had an affair. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: also new today, we learned that david petraeus will testify before the house intelligence committee on friday about the deadly benghazi attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. it will be closed to the public. >> we are learning more about jill kelly and her it twin sister natalie. natalie kowam has local ties. general petraeus helped her during a custody fight. there are several reports that she is being sued in montgomery county for not paying legal fees. at for jill k
Nov 8, 2012 3:00am PST
minority country. if you can't speak to that coalition that the obama people own right now, you will not be a viable party two generations from now. it's that acute. that's how clear it is. >> thousands of hispanics are turning 18. >> every day. >> every day. >> every day. >> every day. and the republican party can decide how it wants to look. but i will tell you, it doesn't get easier four years from now. it's about addition. it's not about subtraction. >> mm-hmm. >> unless you're into niche marketing. >> yes. >> and i'm not. as i -- well, i won't even say where i think he is now -- but we had a politician in northwest florida, w.d. childers, that would go around saying i want all the money, and i want all the votes. >> okay. >> no, it's important. it's about addition. and we have got to stop list listening to people that engage in niche marketing and make millions of dollars engaging -- i'm serious -- they engage in niche marketing. they make millions of dollars, and god bless them because i'm a capitalist. >> niche marketing and the big problem for the republican party is you
Nov 10, 2012 5:00am EST
thinking, back to the future. >> during the american presidential election, mitt romney and barack obama levels of varying degrees of criticism at china, particularly for its economic practices. china rails against what they see as american protectionism. each country is the biggest market for the other's exports. they are bound together. it is the idea that a military conflict is unthinkable? what would be the defining features of their relationship in the next decade? >> the lesson of history is that week empires give way to the strong. america's current preoccupation with china has produced these political attack ads as well as plenty of campaign rhetoric. >> they are artificially lowering their prices and killing american jobs. we cannot let china run all over us. >> barack obama returned to the white house having promised to hold china to account for its trading practices. what is he going to do about it now? those who have been inside the white house suggest it will be gentle diplomacy. >> there is a gap between political campaigning and governing. i think that some of the tough rh
Nov 11, 2012 11:15pm EST
is honored every year to mark the end of world war i in 1918. president obama commemorating veterans day here in america by laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier saying it's the country's sacred obligation to take care of its own. >> take care of our veterans. we take care of our families, not just by saluting you on one day, once a year, but by fighting for you and your families every day of every year. >> reporter: in the united kingdom queen elizabethattends a remembrance sunday ceremony in london laying a wreath in honor of british and the commonwealth's troops who lost their lives. in belgium crowds gather for a military parade ending at the mennengate memorial with a wreath laying ceremony attended by war veterans. >> it represents a special day to me to remember those people that's lives written in stone. >> reporter: the french president marking armistice day with troops laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier beneath the famous paris land mark. active military personnel taking a moment to remember those who have come before them as these british troops in af
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Nov 8, 2012 3:00pm PST
in this country, the votes have been cast and confetti has fallen now. president obama is back at the white house and he is already staring at a full plate of issues, including syria and libya. we look at the chance ahead. >> after returning to the white house last night, president obama today took a stream of celebratory phone calls from world leaders like the u.k.'s david cameron and israel's benjamin netanyahu. the euphoria of re-election is quickly giving way to hard reality of governing with the foreign policy crisis bubbling from iran to syria. plus, lingering questions about the terror attack in benghazi, which will result in those three different house and senate committees, grilling administration officials next thursday. >> hopefully now that we're past the election the administration will do the right thing. coming up to the election they did notch they claim to be the most pope and transparent administration ever but they are not going the basics in sharing with congress this basic information. >> one of the three panels the house foreign affairs committee invited secretary of state h
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
for president obama to avoid sending the country to physical left. we of several options you can weigh in on a or facebook fan page will have those results coming up, later. >> this stunning move david petrus designed = = resign = after having an extramarital affair admitting to it. this was after he led the military campaign in 2011 in a four- star general in the head shown " extremely poor judgment " this was an fbi investigation. president obama accepted the resignation reported the with some reluctance and a priest patra and priest- petraer 'making our country stronger and safer. cia deputy director michael morell will now serve as acting director. >>pam: this stunning discovery san jose police are investigating the apparent murder of a woman whose body was found in ourselves side home early this morning. this appears to the 41st homicide in the year in the san jose. rob fladeboe. >>pam: rob fladeboe has more. >> we are told by neighbors that this was a married couple. they possibly live within the residence. perhaps there were rental tenants and other family members. >> the victim
Nov 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
constitutes rich in this country? president obama has been very clear, repeatedly saying when it comes to determining who gets a tax increase, it's those individuals that make more than $200,000 and those couples that make more than $250,000 together. but reuters columnist daniel said rich is $1 million. at that level he says we can raise plenty of tax revenue and take a big step to avoid the fiscal cliff. he joins me as well as simon rosenberg who says $250,000 is plenty rich. thank you for joining us. daniel, where do you get $1 million? why should $1 million be the threshold in terms of what is considered wealthy? >> it would be great by saying we lived in a world we didn't have to raise taxes on anyone but that's not the world we live in. we have $16 trillion of deficit, deficits four years in a row. something has to be done. taxing the rich, even at $250,000 level or more, isn't going to be enough to fix the deficit situation alone. according to calculation i've done, that will get you somewhere in the ballpark of $380 billion if you let bush tax cuts expire for those people over
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
obama has tried to do and in his famous speech in cairo is that he wants to deal with these countries and talk to the electorate. now we have an entirely different landscape, but in egypt, libya, and tunisia. relationship with these countries, these are countries with democratic governments. some of them have chosen paths that are a little more moderate, some leaning a little bit more to the fundamentalist side, but they're still fundamentally democratic and that will be a big challenge for the obama administration. host: its next for egypt? -- what is next for egypt? ?uest: in terms of ta host: the obama administration. guest: they still need to establish some of the legitimate government there. after the incredibly uplifting movements in it to rear square, it has devolved into a long protracted -- tahrir square, it has devloved. there is still no clear internal structure. it is enforcing the new governing structure and egypt has not really begun to speak out. this is a populous and important nation. there really have not since, since mubarak left office. the administration is workin
Nov 14, 2012 1:00am PST
, president obama turned to the most high profile military leader in the country, general david petraeus, to become his third afghanistan war commanding general. that tenure in afghanistan lasted a year. as the president surged tens of thousands of more americans into that country, ultimately tripling the number of troops who were there when he first took office, that year at the front ended for general petraeus when he came back to washington to become head of the cia. a job from which he unexpectedly and suddenly resigned last week saying he had been having an extra-marital affair. meanwhile, yet another confirmation hearing is due this week for yet another new commander of the war in afghanistan. marine general joe dunford will take on over the reins from john allen. he took over from general petraeus. while general allen is still running the war over there, he too is caught up in the petraeus affair scandal. his confirmation hearings for his next big job, nato supreme commander, those hearings are on hold while the matter of general allen's only personal relationship with one of the
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >>> a corner of the country is the most anti-obama place in the united states. he most certainly didn't win over every voter. there are millions of folks who have worked so hard to help us get elected but there are millions who may not have voted for us but are counting on us. and we take that responsibility very seriously. >> some of the people live in king county, texas. home to 255 people more than half of them are female and white and don't like president obama. here is gary tuckman. >> reporter: what do you think of barack obama's first term? >> ain't worth a darn. >> not good at all. >> reporter: a sentiment that was common here during his first run for president. here in rural king county, texas only 4% of them chose him in 2008 the lowest for any county in the country. >> reporter: if you could tell him to do one thing what would you tell him? >> to resign. >> reporter: what advice would you give him for the second term? >> retire. >> reporter: king county at home to barack obama's lowest vote percentage but also the county where he received the lowest total votes. here he received
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